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Old 09-11-2011, 12:13 PM
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bypassing Password in Windows XP

Is there a reliable way of doing this? The President of the Railroad has forgotten his password... need to get in there and change it so he can use the PC again..

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Old 09-11-2011, 12:40 PM
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Use the NT Offline Password Reset boot CD.

http://www.pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

Use it to clear the password, then re-set the password from windows.

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Old 09-11-2011, 12:50 PM
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Thanks! That should make my Job Easier.
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:35 PM
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A few more -

http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:56 PM
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Quite often people don't set the Administrator password... (leave it empty) and then the world is your oyster (or not if it was set)
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:55 PM
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Quite often people don't set the Administrator password... (leave it empty) and then the world is your oyster (or not if it was set)
I tried that. it was set too, I was hoping they wouldnt have set it...
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:29 PM
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That's when I break out the offline password reset tool. I keep a copy in my bag when I go to client's.

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2013 Fiat 500E. 20,000 miles, 80 miles at a time.
2012 Passat TDI. 95,000 miles. More space, power, and fuel economy than the Benz
2004 Touareg V10 TDI. 150,000 miles. One of 450.
1999 Jetta TDI. 310,000 miles.
1992 Jetta ECOdiesel. 156,000 miles. 1 of 48. Sold.
1991 Jetta ECOdiesel. 430,000 miles. 1 of 700. Sold to VeeDubTDI, totaled in front of our house
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:34 PM
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I'll try it some time this week, Hopefully it wont be to terrible to do,
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:36 PM
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It's very easy, just boot up and clear the password on the account. The prompts are easy to follow.
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2013 Fiat 500E. 20,000 miles, 80 miles at a time.
2012 Passat TDI. 95,000 miles. More space, power, and fuel economy than the Benz
2004 Touareg V10 TDI. 150,000 miles. One of 450.
1999 Jetta TDI. 310,000 miles.
1992 Jetta ECOdiesel. 156,000 miles. 1 of 48. Sold.
1991 Jetta ECOdiesel. 430,000 miles. 1 of 700. Sold to VeeDubTDI, totaled in front of our house
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:54 PM
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Sweet. I need to keep this program, It's not the first PW recovery/clear I've been called on.
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:20 AM
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Try this -

http://www.ubcd4win.com/

Just make the CD
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:33 AM
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Try this -

http://www.ubcd4win.com/

Just make the CD
Thanks, I'll book mark it but I am going to try the first suggestion, It's quick enough to try without a lot of hassle.
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Old 10-02-2011, 12:19 AM
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Use the NT Offline Password Reset boot CD.

http://www.pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

Use it to clear the password, then re-set the password from windows.

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Used this today, After I figured it out, worked Peachy. Thank you Compu and all those who replied!

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